My Foray into Khmer Cuisine

It’s been, what, 2 full days since I’ve left Asia and already I’m craving the food. Namely, Khmer Amok. Widely known as the staple dish of Cambodia, this sweet and mild dish often served with fish and rice is an easy and simple meal to make if you’re looking for something a little different. I managed to find most of the ingredients and I edited a recipe I found online to make the most delicious remake of this dish. The best part? It tastes identical to the real thing! Continue Reading

Bich Nguyen – Phu Quoc

Being on an island like Phu Quoc, it’s a no brainer that you’re going to be eating cheap, fresh and delicious seafood. The only problem is that there’s so many bad western restaurants catered to the burger-craving westerner (like us) that sometimes you’ll pass up a great meal at a local spot for some place the writers at Lonely Planet decided was the best, even though you go and it sucks (trust me, it happened…frequently). Bich Nguyen is a family-run restaurant and a great spot for lunch or dinner, and we were fortunate enough to find this early on during our stay on the island. Continue Reading